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Addressing Unemployment with Social Innovation

Posted on November 10th, by Arnold Beekes in Perspectives. 2 comments

Below you can see two shocking statistics about (un)employment, as well as youth.

The world needs to create more than 500 million new jobs by 2020 to provide career opportunities for the currently unemployed; as well as young people who will be joining the workforce.

Young and jobless in numbers: 75 million
 or 12.6% of young people are
 unemployed worldwide; 3x more likely to be jobless; 7.5 million are not in education or training; Youth unemployment is highest in North Africa (27.9%) and lowest in East Asia (9%).

Source: ILO 2012

This means that a lot of action and commitment is needed to address this ticking time bomb.… more



JOVA

Posted on July 5th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

Here’s another good example of the Synthesize & Summarize service that Creative Generalists provide. JOVA is a creativity portal launched earlier this year by Sarah Boden-Dawans. She saw a gap to help businesses sift through the information overload required to stay in touch with global innovation and sought a way to collate it to inspire her southern African colleagues and peers. Many of its posts may also inspire communications and marketing professionals outside of Africa with a whole other perspective. Boden-Dawans describes JOVA’s founding purpose more in this Marketingweb interview.… more





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Addressing Unemployment with Social Innovation

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